Hereford High School

17301 York Rd
Parkton, MD 21120
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
10/
10
Top 5%
Hereford High School serves 1,282 students in grades 9-12.
Hereford High School placed in the top 5% of all schools in Maryland for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 5%, and reading proficiency is top 5%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 58% (which is higher than the Maryland state average of 20%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 78% (which is higher than the Maryland state average of 36%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the Maryland state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 15% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Asian), which is lower than the Maryland state average of 66% (majority Black).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 1,282 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 15%
  • Graduation Rate
    : ≥99% (Top 1% in MD)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 5%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 58% (Top 5%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 78% (Top 5%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MD Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Hereford High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Maryland for:

School Overview

Hereford High School's student population of 1,282 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 78 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
1,282 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
78 teachers
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School Rankings

Hereford High School is ranked within the top 5% of all 1,343 schools in Maryland (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Hereford High School is 0.27, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.73. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (MD)
Overall Testing Rank
#41 out of 1343 schools
(Top 5%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
58%
20%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
78%
36%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
16:1
14:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
4%
7%
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Hispanic
4%
21%
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Black
3%
33%
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White
85%
34%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
4%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.27
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Graduation Rate
≥99%
87%
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
5%
38%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (20-21)
1%
5%
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Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MD Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Hereford High School's ranking?
Hereford High School is ranked #41 out of 1,343 schools, which ranks it among the top 5% of public schools in Maryland.
What schools are Hereford High School often compared to?
Hereford High Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Dulaney High School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
58% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 20% MD state average), while 78% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 36% MD state average).
What is the graduation rate of Hereford High School?
The graduation rate of Hereford High School is 99%, which is higher than the Maryland state average of 87%.
How many students attend Hereford High School?
1,282 students attend Hereford High School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
85% of Hereford High School students are White, 4% of students are Asian, 4% of students are Hispanic, 4% of students are Two or more races, and 3% of students are Black.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Hereford High School?
Hereford High School has a student ration of 16:1, which is higher than the Maryland state average of 14:1.
What grades does Hereford High School offer ?
Hereford High School offers enrollment in grades 9-12 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is Hereford High School part of?
Hereford High School is part of Baltimore County Public Schools School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 1,282 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 15%
  • Graduation Rate
    : ≥99% (Top 1%)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 5%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 58% (Top 5%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 78% (Top 5%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MD Dept. of Education

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